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|Created Date||November 20, 2020|
|Expiration Date||January 22, 2021|
|Location||Chicago/Napierville/Elgin,Peoria,Rockford,Champiagn,Springfield,Indianapolis/Carmel/Anderson,Fort Wayne,Southbend,Evansville,Layfayette,Elkhart,Bloomington,Terre Haute,Cincinnati,Cleveland,Columbus,Dayton,Akron,Toledo,Youngstown,Canton|
|Project Type||Short Film, Non union, PAID|
|Project Title||"Back Down"|
After an exhibition to Mount Everest claims the life of her brother, Elizabeth Fischer learns how to handle grief better than most, but when her climbing mate Omar threatens to expose what really happened on the mountain, Elizabeth is forced to confront the role she played in her brother’s death. Both characters are forced to confront their sense of moral duty against their sense of accomplishment, leaving Elizabeth with a crucial choice to make: Confess the true events on the mountain and potentially lose the achievement she worked toward her entire life, or keep the truth a secret and wrestle with guilt for the rest of her life. Aside from this internal pressure, Elizabeth faces external pressure from her scheming and vindictive mother, Elaine, as well as Omar as they clash over what honoring Nate's memory actually looks like.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Elizabeth Fischer||Female||Any||28-35||Her drive and dedication make her a bit of an outcast, but who needs friends when you have achievements? She’s quiet and doesn’t like to stir the pot, but she won’t hold back when it comes to defending herself. She means well, but due to this boldness, tension reigns in each one of her relationships. She has a fondness for Omar that allows her to relax in his presence, but even they clash on fundamental issues of ethics. She carries antagonistic feelings toward her mother that bleed into the competition between her and Nate, although she still holds affection for her brother and wishes to honor him as she believes he would want.|
|Omar||Male||Any||30-38||Omar has a mind that never slows down. His intelligence can be intimidating, but he’s well aware of that and will try his best to not overwhelm someone he’s conversing with. His love for his work is intense and his creativity drives him to lengths only a few writers would dare to go. He deeply cares about his friendship with Elizabeth and supports her in her grief, but he also cares about Nate and feels a moral obligation to honor him by telling the world the truth about his death. He holds resentment toward Nate for the cockiness that lead to his death, but he doesn't allow that to overpower his desire for truth.|